Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are available by referral from your General Practice team or other Health Professional.

The service is designed to provide a freshly cooked hot dinner meal at midday for those that find it difficult to prepare or access a hot meal. Meals consist of a hot main dish served with seasonal vegetables followed by a dessert.

Where are Meals on Wheels available?

Meals are prepared daily by Hillmorton Hospital Food Services, Lincoln Hospitality and Rangiora Hospital for distribution in Christchurch, Lincoln, Kaiapoi and Rangiora. There is an administration office at Hillmorton Hospital.

How often are meals delivered?

Meals can be arranged for three, four or five days per week, Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Public Holidays. Meals are delivered between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm by Red Cross Volunteers.

Do you cater for special diets?

Many special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Diabetic, allergies, gluten free, soft, minced, pureed, lactose free, vegetarian to name just a few.

How do I pay for meals on wheels?Meals on Wheels

Meals are subsidised and cost $6.20 per meal. Clients are invoiced at the end of each month and can pay the Canterbury DHB by monthly direct credit or by an automatic payment each week/fortnight.

Clients do not pay the volunteer Red Cross drivers.

If you have any queries about Meals on Wheels, please phone the office at The Hillmorton Hospital on (03) 335 4443 or extension 34443 or email mealsonwheels@cdhb.health.nz

Meals on wheels - image provided courtesy of NZ Red Cross
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Page last reviewed: 01 August 2016
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